12 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'Pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Apr 30, 2017 (Started Nov 03, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2015 (Started Mar 30, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lyrica, when I first started taking it, caused me to gain about 50 pounds in 3-5 months. I've heard it does that to a lot of people.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 20, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: As the combinations with external inhuman experiments and interference's created mixed inaccurate medical input related to any medications I have taken prior to long breaks of input on medication use in the long gaps since 2011.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: memory problems and word finiding difficulties were starting again on 150 mg and because of that dr choi told me to stop taking them completely
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps me sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Apr 3, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have gone back on lyrica for the third time because the minute i came off the last 75mg tablet i had a lot of trouble sleeping. so i am trying it just for the sleep benefits for a month
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: neurologist said that all my problems with memory and brain fog and word finding difficulties and balance problems are all down to side affects of lyrica so i should come off it immediately but slowly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 14, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 6, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps me get to sleep at nite
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 23, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the numbness in my left leg has finally gone and i have had 3 good days this week which is a bonus
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have had numbness in left leg from hip right down to my toes so much so that i couldn't even feel when i was being tickled. it was really bad for a week, but has tailed off a bit now, even though it is still there the intensity is not as bad. i have tingling in the toes too.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: since i have been taking 100mg in the morning and 200mg at night i have not had the headaches.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: have started taking 100mg during the day and 200mg at night and it has stopped the headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pain relief has been good
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 28, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some nights i am getting to sleep straight away and other nights i am still awake at 2am but it isn't as bad as 5am i suppose. helps with the pain, and haven't noticed any other side affects yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 14, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 31, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 12, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, brain fog, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sleeping better at night and not that drowsy during the day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat, constant brain fog, fibro fog

  • 2 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased or worsened depression, increased abdominal girth, throat tightening, heart palpitations, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: throat tightening, increased abdominal girth, increased or worsened depression, weight gain, heart palpitations

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased abdominal girth, throat tightening, heart palpitations, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: throat tightening, increased abdominal girth, increased or worsened depression, weight gain, heart palpitations

Jun 20, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased abdominal girth, throat tightening, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: throat tightening, increased abdominal girth, increased or worsened depression, weight gain, heart palpitations

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 27, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too much weight gain!

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 26, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems

Feb 23, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With these meds and eith depression/anxiety meds the efficacy and the side effects are usually very individual. Lyrica helps me and I would personally recommend trying it. If you do try it and it's not for you I would strongly warn-- as w/ the depression/anxiety meds-- wean off very slowly and try not to miss a dose. Withdrawal for these things can make you very sick. Also, it was pretty simple for me to receive the meds for free through drug co. assistance-- if you can't afford your meds there is help out there for a lot of them, thank God.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2009 (Started Jun 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 28, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, tiredness, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Yearly
Advice & Tips: The need for trusted caregiver, when needed. Find other hobbies that you can do, such as reading. Good eating habits and vitamins as needed. Keep famiy and friends close. Prayer is important. Laughter is very important.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, blurry vision, tiredness, daytime sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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